In this hit popular science show, comedian and presenter Dara O Briain, attempts to use high-level mathematical theories to solve ‘everyday problems’. Brainbox Dara studied maths and theoretical physics at University College, Dublin and now he’s on a mission to use that knowledge.
In each episode Dara teams up with Oxford University maths professor Marcus du Sautoy and a variety of comedy guests including; Alex Horne, David O’Doherty and Jason Byrne, to dissect each problem and find ways to solve them.
Want to know how best to save a drowning man? Dara works out the optimum angle to jump into the river and pull them to safety.
Want to know where to position yourself on a dance-floor to potentially get the highest number of kisses? Dara finds a way.
Want to find out the most slices you can get out of a pizza if you’re only allowed to cut it three times? Dara to the rescue!
Based on the Emmy Award nominated Japanese format ‘Comaneci University Mathematics’, the series is a Wild Rover/FCI co-production for Dave.
Who knew mathematics could be this much fun! Season Two coming in 2013.